Board tackles cutoff woes, employees
An issue at the Tunica Cutoff and a new position with Tunica County opened discussion at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Oct. 15.
James Dean had an appointment with the board, saying he didn’t know where else to go.
According to Dean, he is a longtime resident of Tunica Cut-off. The camper he parked on his lot has been deemed in violation of the Nel-Win Homeowner’s Association covenants. Dean said he obtained all the necessary permits from Tunica County, but has been taken to court over the matter.
Attack of child under investigation
A local mother says she is still in shock over what she and her four year old child have been through, following an incident on Saturday, Oct. 13 near a local apartment complex.
Shaneice Bolden of Tunica said her son is recovering from a broken collarbone and injuries to the face after being randomly attacked by a 16 year old male. The child was treated and released from LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.
Community creates plan for redistricting in county
A group of citizens asked the Board of Supervisors to consider their plan for redistricting, presenting them with a map and information on Oct. 15.
Robert Hall spoke on behalf of Concerned Citizens for a Better Tunica County and said the purpose of redistricting is to create “equal representation for each district.”
Aldermen approve holiday curfew change
Little ghosts and goblins will get an extra half hour of trick-or-treating time this year, after town officials moved the customary curfew time back from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The first whistle will blow at 7:30 p.m. as a warning of the final whistle at 8.
Town officials noted that Daylight Savings Time will not end until after Halloween this year. It is still light at 5 p.m., delaying the start of the spooky holiday.
In a divided vote on Tuesday, the town of Tunica Board of Aldermen approved lending support to a bill proposed by the Mississippi Municipal League that would give citizens of a municipality the option to vote on a local sales tax. Called the Citizens for Economic Development Act, the bill will be submitted to the Legislature for action in the 2013 session. The revenue raised through the local sales tax would be designated for specific economic development projects.
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